Markham African Caribbean Canadian  Association

Youth Empowerment Conference

 Featuring Keynote Speaker

Joy Foster of Kimberlite Enterprises

Joy Foster is the 2016 recipient of the IWAA International Women’s Award for Arts and Culture. She is a motivational speaker, recording artist and host of Rogers Television show “Future Prospects”. The show provides a platform for youth to address issues that deeply concern them. She has appeared as a guest on City TV’s Breakfast Television, the CBC and has also been featured by Women with Vision Magazine. She has worked with all levels of government as a true advocate and spokesperson for the advancement of young people.

Workshop Descriptions

Workshop A

Led by Dr. Joel Merraro Kerr, the team from The Health Institute, will teach students about the important connection between will power, wellness and self–care. Dr. Kerr will share his insight and his inspirational story of triumph and resilience.

Workshop B

Celestina Asiedu is a Regional VP for one of the fastest growing financial corporations in North America. She will also talk about her rise to success, and share about the keys to financial literacy and effective money management.

Workshop C

DOAHL Dance Academy is a family owned and operated business. Their inspirational success story is one of resilience. The DOAHL dance group are mentors in the community who bring a message of following your passion and living out your dreams.

Special Guest

Courtney Charles is a young business man who has paved his way to success by good old fashioned hard work and perseverance. As a young basketball executive in Toronto, he will share his unique path to success.

These presentations will be dynamic, engaging and interactive. Students and teacher chaperones are advised to dress comfortably in order to participate in all presentations. Please register using the following link  http://bit.ly/2qgU4VJ or download the form here MACCA Youth Empowerment Conference 1.pdf and drop it off at the MACCA office.